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here because we are definitely looking out for you. >> gregg: this is a fox news alert. obama administration now considering a prison in rural illinois to house the gitmo detainees. >> i'm julie banderas. illinois governor pat quinn coming in and out favor of the plan saying that the correctional facility would primarily serve as a federal prison leased out to the defense department to house less than 100 gitmo detainees. >> this prison will always be known as a federal prison, a small portion may be used in the near term by the department of defense to incarcerate detainees that are convicted from guantanamo bay. other than that it's going to be a federal prison providing employment and economic opportunity for many illinois citizens for decades to come. >> julie: we've got fox team coverage. julie is monitoring events in washington. first we go to corina. they are going to be looking at the facility tomorrow. how fast or possible are preparations moving? >> illinois governor pat quinn met with the president earlier this month to discuss the possible plan and today the govern
. in virginia, in 2008 when barack obama took virginia, people under 30 were 21% of the electorate. today they were 10%. the black vote was 0% of all virginia votes last year. today it was 15%. the very coalition that put barack obama over the top is not showing up. >> democrats, though, still may make election history and richard lui i will take a look at a new york congressional race in just few meants and more on the wider implicationses of these elections. >>> more infants and young people are hospital leezed for the h1n1 flu, but in california, older people are more likely to die from it. a study in the journal of the american medical association says the fatality rate from h1n1 in california is around 11%, 2000 people over 50, the fatality rate is as high as 20%. the study looked at california cases from april to august. >>> on the 30 lt anniversary of the iranian hostage crisis, president obama said that he wants to move beyond the past and build a relationship with iran based on mutual interests and mutual respect. u.s./iran relations have been hostile since the day islamic studen
. thank you very much. another fox news alert. president obama is in tokyo right now to meet with the prime minister. he's beginning a one-week tour of asia in an effort to restore relations. the president looking to prove to asian leaders they are a priority, despite the wars in iraq and afghanistan. on his way to japan, the president stopped over in alaska. he told our troops he would not sent them into conflict without a clear strategy. >> i want you guys to understand i will never hesitate to use force to protect the american people or our vital interests, but i also make you this promise. i will not risk your lives unless it is necessary to america's vital interests. gretchen: coming up in 15 minutes, the president and prime minister are scheduled to speak live. we will bring that to you when temperatures. another break story. a homicide bomb area tacks a naval base in afghanistan, wounding at least six people. it happened this morning near camp phoenix, a logistics support base for u.s. forces. the taliban, of course, claiming responsibility. saying they were targeting
. the hearings are expected on capitol hill next week jay korff, abc 7 news. >>> president obama met with top advisers over the military situation in afghanistan. this picture with his national security advisers was released tonight. he is considering four options. general david petraeus says the president will not make his decision until he returns from a nine-day trip in asia. he leaves tomorrow. >>> on this veterans day, the nation remembers those service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. >> president obama on a brave soldiers. >> for our veterans and our fallen and their families, there is no tribute, no commemoration, no praise that can truly match the magnitude of your service and sacrifice. >> the president led the nation in the day of observation of veterans day with the traditional wreath laying ceremony at the tomb of the nknowns. he also walked among the grave sites of those who died in iraq and afghanistan. michelle obama addressed service groups and veterans at george washington university. she said she was in awe of the service members. vice president joe biden, his wife
it does not happen again. matt brock, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> president obama is said to be close to deciding on a war strategy in afghanistan. he will reportedly approved most of the 40,000 additional troops requested with deployments likely beginning in january. mr. obama meets with his war council tomorrow and then leaves for asia on thursday. there probably will not be announcement on this until he gets back. >>> police are looking into a double shooting overnight that left a man dead and another in the hospital. this happened after midnight on 21st street. they were taken to the hospital where one died. >>> u.s. senators are looking into a probe at safety lapses in metro. since spring, metro officials barred independent monitors from walking the tracks looking for problems. metro says there has been a misunderstanding of the monitors were allowed to approach the tracks if accompanied by safety escorts. >>> major changes will likely be approved to legalize same-sex marriage in the district. these changes will include a provision that will make it easier for churches to avoid h
, president obama arrived in japan. this was the president's first trip to asia as president. during his trip, he'll visit china, singapore and south korea. mr. obama and the japanese prime minister expected to discuss the marine base in okina as well as the climate and afghanistan. >> this morning the parents of the so-called balloon boy are expected to plead guilty. both richard and mayumi heene turned themselves in at a larimer county courthouse in colorado. both are expected to plead guilty to false reporting to authorities which is a misdemeanor. richard is also pleading guilty to felony charges of attempting to influence a public servant. according to reports, the plea deals will ensure that mayumi heene is not deported back to japan. to maryland now where federal authorities are trying to seize a mosque and a building rented by the islamic education center in rockville. it's part of a nationwide seizure of properties owned by alavi foundation. the government claims it's funneling money to a bank involved in iran's nuclear program. >>> in the district, two employees of the togo embassy
development in the war in afghanistan. president obama has rejected his four options for increasing troop levels. the president reportedly wants a clear exit strategy, and the entire timeline for a decision is very much in question. in the middle box, were now of more taxes coming your way to help pay for health care reform. more information about harry reid's secret healthcare bill, and sources say it calls for higher taxes, but no one seems to know if it lowers premiums. in the bottom box, another 505,000 americans have lost their jobs. evidence that the government has again overestimated the number of jobs saved and created by all of that stimulus money. martha: we have breaking news right now out of fort hood. let's go and listen in to the new developments we are getting on the charges against major hasan. >> we will conduct a memorial service recognizing the sacrifice and service of their fallen comrades. even as we move the resumption of normal activity, we do so with the utmost respect for our families, as we would never want to minimize the enormity of their sacrifice. third
. >>> there will be a memorial at fort hood today. president obama and the first lady will be there and will meet with the families of these victims. the suspected shooter, major nidal hasan, is all wake and talking. he will be tried in a military court. investigators believe he acted alone. >>> president obama is said to be close to deciding on a war strategy in afghanistan. he will approve most of the 40,000 additional troops requested. mr. obama meets with his war council again tomorrow and leaves for asia on thursday. the white house says there will probably not be an announcement on this until he gets back. >>> senators are looking into the safety lapses at metro. nce spring, metro officials have barred independent monitors from walking the tracks. metro says it has been a misunderstanding and that monitors have always been allowed to approach the tracks if there are accompanied by safety escorts. >>> major changes for same-sex marriages. the changes will include a provision that will make it easier for churches to participate in gay weddings and receptions. it would eliminate domestic partn
. >>> president obama is on his way to ft. hood where he will speak at a memorial service for those that lost their lives at the military post last week. more than 3,000 people are expected to be at the ceremony. kimberly suitors joins us now with more on that and the investigation into the shooting. good morning, kimberly. >> good morning, kimberly. president obama and mrs. obama is expected to be in mt. hood soon. and in the meantime, the fbi and federal investigators from the department of defense continue toÑi pore over hisy=u5qmet computers, and trying to explain why anybody would shoot over 100 rounds atxdxd the ÑiÑiserviceme women. >> reporter: in anticipation of a base-wide memorial service. the president and first lady will meet privately of the families of the fallen, and the wounded. a battle buddy survived. >> i said, no, you are not going to die. i prommice you will be okay. i will take care of you. >> scarred after 13 people were killed, and 29 injured in last week's mass shooting. the alleged shooter, major hasan is now awake but being advised not to talk by his attorney. wh
be in contact with extremists. , tremists. he will insist on answ president obama told abc news, se will insist on answers. >> we're going to complete this nvestigation. wh thawe are going to take whatever steps are necessary, to make sure that something like this doesn't happen again. >> reporter: since the shootings last thursday, security measures ave been tightened. army officials have closed the largely, aspublic. >> right now, we have elevated security measures, largely, as a means of reassurance to the e the tion. threat, as we continue to examine the threat, we will keep appropriate security medses in place. >> reporter: the commanding general at ft. hood, said about 600 soldiers, first responders and civilians, were directly affected by last week's massacre. to play the memorial service is expected to play a significant role in moving toward healing. some >> it brings out the high orale. knocks something like this, it just knocks everybody down. and somebody important like the president coming it's like, okay. i feel very good. >> to el good now. i feel very good. >> ihink tomorrow is
obama is on his way to afford to participate in a memorial for the shooting victims there. disturbing new details emerging about the background of the suspects, including electronic communications with a radical muslim cleric in yemen. officials confirmed that major hasan 10 cents or 20 e-mails -- hasan sent 10 or 20 e-mails. they conducted an assessment of hasan but decided he did not pose a threat. the imam is used his website to encourage muslims and on the world. major hasan is recovering from his wounds. he is said to be talking to his doctors and his lawyer. we are learning this morning he will be tried in a military court. let's get to rick, who is on hand for the memorial service there. >> the service is to begin three hours from now. you might be able to see a crowd of media behind me waiting to be screened to get inside. the service described to us as being a traditional memorial service. it will feature an invitation from the chapel and remarks from the base commander, from the army chief of staff, and also president obama. it will, of course, honor the 13 who were killed -
>>> this morning on "early today," shifting focus. president obama turns up the heat on the senate after the house narrowly passes a historic health care reform bill. >>> blast from he past. a landmark hotel in kentucky comes crashing down. >>> and foul play. a women's soccer player faces the music after some nasty moves on the field. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, everyone. i'm dan kloeffler. >>> and today we begin with a second opinion. after narrowly passing the house on saturday, next it is the senate's turn to take up sweeping legislation that would reshape the nation's health care system. but with the so-called public option still facing some pretty tough debate, the prognosis for this plan is anything but clear. nbc's brian mooar reports. >> reporter: at the white house, president obama acknowledged his bigge political victory since taking office, the house passage of a sweeping health care reform bill. >> i know this was a courageous vote for many members of congress. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: democrats won with just two
. remembering the victims of fort hood. president obama gets ready to leave washington to honor the fallen in texas. >>> and tropical storm ida comes ashore in alabama. we will see if the remnantses will affect our region. good morning. i am andrea roane. it is tuesday november 10. tropical storm ida on the gulf coast. will we feel any of its effects? howard bernstein has our forecast. >> a little bit andrea. >>> south and east especially to the norfolk region will see more of that more moderate rain from ida. not too many clouds. a few breaks with peeks of sunshine here and there at this hour as temperatures warming into the 50s in most areas. although manassas and martinburg at 48 degrees. lots of 55 from national, annapolis, eastton. cambridge. the river keeping quantico cooler. they are at 50. temperatures climbing into the low, even middle 60s for highs. average high 59. lots of clouds but mainly dry, i think there is a slim chance of a sprinkle -- better chance tonight. 9:01. time for a traffic update. hello angie. >> hello everybody. welcome to the 9:00 hour. let's take a look at th
, partying a little too. they swept yesterday's tight gubernatorial races. last year president obama was the first democrat to win in virginia in more than four decades. then in new jersey, incumbent jon corzine lost to republican chris christi. mr. obama campaigned hard for corzine, trying to help him. both parties spoke to cnn about this. >> last night was an example of what happens when elected officials and others don't pay attention and don't listen to what people out there are saying. we're listening and we're paying attention at the gop, and we're going to build off last night and hopefully bring more victories home last year. >> i think you need to read these as local races with local concerns. that's traditionally been the way these races have gone in the years after the presidential race. but the president is quite popular in both new jersey and virginia. >> watching those two gop wins, democrats still made some election history, a big upset in new york and the wider implications, what it means to you. >>> now to a missing pregnant woman that has been found dead, her body d
>>> barack obama making his first presidential trip to asia. he says the u.s. needs to improve alliances there. we'll hear how he thinks that will affect you. >> it happened five steps after i finished the race. >> he had a heart attack after a marathon. technically died. now he's alive to talk about it. hear what doctors did to revive him after 40 minutes. >> five, four, three, two, one -- >> an emotional record-setting domino effect. wait until you hear how many tiles they set up for their stunning moment. hey, there, thanks for having us over. this is hln "news and vuz." we begin with president obama scheduled to arrive in singapore. visiting japan, he said the u.s. needs to work more with asia to create jobs back home. he said there are tough things to deal with too. >> this is a place where the risk of a nuclear arms race threatens the security of the wider world and where extremists who defile religion can plan attacks on both our continents. there can be no security or our climate challenge without the rising powers and developing nations of the asian pacific. to meet th
. it is saturday november 14th. president obama is over seas on his tour of asia and just left the japanese. >> emperor. >>> and emperor . next stop singapore and he will be touching down in two hours. we'll have the latest on the entire trip. >> excellent. >>> and coming to america. calid sheik muhammad. accused mastermind will stand trial in federal court in new york city steps away from where the world towers once stood. we report and you decide. >> plus, looking at remanents of ida in ocean city, new jersey. flooding damaged the homes and six people dead as a result of that store. our slogan comes from steve sterling in illinois. it could be steve sterling. emporor. >> you never fail to light up my screen. it is better than shot of caffeine. >> yeah. >> it is fox and friends. >> aw, the rooster is crowing and good saturday morning to you all. thank you for joining us this morning. >> picking up the newspaper. you will see the new york post making head. of course, what everyone is talking about. calid steek muhammad now died . evil returning . >> it is what everyone in new york is talkin
♪ >>> the nation remembers 13 heroes killed at fort hood. how president obama remember them. a new reas for heartbreak as another of local marine loses his life overseas. first, a sniper's date with death. john allen muhammad guess the ultimate punishment. >> he was pronounced dead. >> our live coverage starts now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> this is abc 7 breaking news. >>> the man behind our sniper attacks is now dead. john allen muhammad was executed for the horrific stream of random attacks. we were there when he was given a lethal injection. jay korff has reaction from just moments ago. >> we are told that at8:58, john allen muhammad entered the death chamber. he said nothing. by 9:11 p.m., he was pronounced dead. >> the execution of john allen muhammad has been carried out. >> a seemingly calm john allen muhammad into the death chamber at the correctional center and was strapped onto a gurney. >> he was asked if he would wish to make a last pavement. he did not make any statement whatsoever. >> moments later, dozens of witnesses watche
>>> back to the drawing board. president obama rejects his advisers' options for the war in afghanistan. >>> family secrets. allegations a missouri father and his sons sexually abused young relatives for years. >>> and old school. a 61-year-old college football player proves age is just a number. >> if you talk to my teammates, they'll tell you i'm just one of them. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november >> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, november 12th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. after weeks of deliberations about a new strategy in afghanistan, president obama doesn't like what he sees. while meeting with his war council yesterday, the president rejected the options presented to him. according to a senior administration official, the president wants a clearer exit strategy and qular if i indication on how and when u.s. troops would hand over responsibility to the afghan government. before yesterday's meeting, the u.s. ambassador in afghanistan said classified cable opposing
handelsman, vbs news, virginia. >>> in his role as the military's top commander, president obama offered a somber salute yesterday to the victims of last week's massacre at ft. hood in texas. speaking to a crowd of thousands, the president led tribute to each of the fallen soldiers and spoke of what he called their legacy of service and dedication. >> we come together filled with sorrow for the 13 americans that we have lost. with gratitude for the lives that they led and with deteinatn to auhonor them through the work we carry on. >> the president then placed commander in chief's coin next to the photo of each victim. the so-called challenge coin is a military tradition meant to honor a soldier's achievement. >>> according to this morning's "new york times," former blackwater officials say executives at that mpany authorized cash bribes to iraqi officials. to quiet criticism of the private contractors's heavy-handed tactics. according to the report, approval for the estimated $1 million in payments followed a highly publicized incident in 2007 when blackwater guards were involved in a s
's handling of hasan's e-mails and president and mrs. obama head to texas tomorrow to take part in a memorial service for the ft. hood victims. jim, back to you. >> jackie bensen. thank you, jackie. >>> the supreme court today refused to block the execution of john allen muhammad. that means he will be put to death in less than 24 hours now. muhammad's lawyers argue that he is mentally ill and should not be put to death for terrorizing the washington area back in 2002. the supreme court did not comment on its refusal to stay the execution. for many, the execution tomorrow will end a dark chapter in the the d.c. area's history. a year after 9/11, the terror the city felt during the sniper attacks is difficult to describe now. lives were lost, routines were changed. things as simple as buying groceries or pumping gas were no longer simple tasks. but not everyone deeply impacted by muhammad and his actions will be watching tomorrow. christ gordon has our report. >> i saw a flash of light. heard a gigantic sound. a window exploded and shots came in and i was just being shot. >> reporter: restaura
the entire bill. and they had been very supportive of president obama so if you've got these abortion rights groups who are opposed to the bill, that is not good for the president and that's why he went on tv last night to say just that. gretchen: exactly. and during our political panel we had a strategist who said to me off camera that if this stays the way it is, she will not be a democrat anymore. so it's going as far as that, that they are going to oppose the way the current bill reads. brian: i'm wondering tactically if nancy pelosi is firmly pro-choice and she's the one who put this pro in, does she think with a wink and a nod she knows it's going to go bye-bye and that's why she's telling her colleagues to vet yes to begin with? gretchen: that would be a lot of political maneuvering. steve: that's washington. brian: it's going to alienate half of congress. gretchen: there's a tropical storm, ida, dumping heavy rain on the gulf coast. four states, though, still deklaverring a state of emergency. one of them is florida. that's where we find crai boswen fort walton beach. >> good morning
's a vikt fi for president obama's top domestic priority. the house of representatives has approved a health care reform plan but it was a close call. the measure passed with only two votes to spare, and one of them came from a republican. the fight over health care reform now moved to the senate. so, what's in the health care bill that the house passed? well, perhaps the most controversial part of the bill that it does contain the so-called public option. the government would sell insurance to those who can't find it elsewhere. the congressional budget office predicts those premiums would be more expensive than insurance from private companies, but many people would be eligible for government subsidies to help pay for that coverage. other provisions of the bill would ban insurers from denying coverage to people just because of pre-existing conditions. the house bill also contains strict bans on using federal money to pay for abortions. congressman john dingle, a longtime proponent of national health insurance, projects that the bill will extend health care coverage to 96% of americans. >>>
from verizon. >> president obama will visit fort hood. >> there are reports that nidal hasan is off of a ventilator and able to speak. they will not say if investigators have been able to question him. he has the latest. >> there is a sense that the shock is beginning to wear off for many. >> we are entering a new phase here. this is where i am concerned. this has to do with this heeling phase. >> this includes tomorrow's memorial. family members of all of the people killed in the attack will be part of the memorial after a private meeting with president obama. victims from the hospital will be recognized as well. the commander says that it will be a traditional military memorial. >> we will have a short sermon and conclude with some music. then the traditional roll call of the names of the dead. >> the tribute is just the start to what will be a long and difficult recovery. >> the entire resources of the united states army are at the disposal of fort hood. >> there is this fear that this post, and their home, is no longer safe and secure. as the victims look for answers, so do the
week president obama authorized a new direct meeting with pyongyang. the white house is dispatching a senior diplomat to the country in hopes of jump starting multinational talks over north korea's nuclear program >>> three american hikers who strayed into iranian territory last summer from neighboring iraq have been charged by an iranian prosecutor with espionage. the three have been detained since july when their family said they accidentally strayed across the border from iraq. the charges indicate tehran may plan to put the americans on trial and use them as political leverage in their ongoing stand-off with the west over iran's nuclear ambitions. iranian president ahmadinejad hopes he can convince them they were not spying, but says they deserve some punishment for entering the country illegally. >>> today president obama will be one among many attending a memorial service at ft. hood in texas to remember the 13 people gunned down last week by a fellow soldier as nbc's jay gray reports, the day of mourning comes amid new information about the suspect. >> reporter: u.s. intellig
as president obama -- it was an emotional day as present obama, officials, family and friends remembered the victims. ♪ amazing grace >> searching for greece and comfort, they gather -- searching for grace and comfort, they gather. >> it is a day for us to honor the fallen, fellow soldiers, one big family. >> it can affect everybody. >> president obama met with families of the fallen in some of the wounded before stepping to the podium for the first time in his young presidency as counselor and chief. >> here at fort hood, we pay tribute to 13 men and women who were not able to escape the horror of war and even in the comfort of home. their memory will be honored in the places that they live and by the people they touched. their lives work is our security and the freedom that we all too often take for granted. >> as this grieving community searches for answers, so do investigators. they look at whether he may have been influenced by muslim extremists to encourage violence against american troops. he discussed this long, suicide bombers, and the threats posed by muslim soldiers conflict
from washington, thanks. >>> as president obama begins to leave for asia, he leaves without making a decision about troops to afghanistan. after a war council meeting yesterday, mr. obama still has questions about how and when u.s. troops could turn responsibility over to the afghan government. the commander in chief also got adse from former secretary of state colin powell. >> this is a very difficult one for him. and it isn't just a one-time decision. this is a decision that will have consequences for the better part of his administration. so, mr. president, don't get pushed by the left to do nothing. and don't get pushed by the right to do everything. you take your time and you figure it out. you're the commander in chief. and this is what you're elected for. >> the u.s. ambassador in afghanistan, a former army general, is said to be strongly against a troop surge. >>> the investigation into the ft. hood rampage is raising new concerns about the lack of coordination among america's intelligence agencies. when the suspect, major nidal hasan, bought a gun in texas last summer, the
and west germany and came down 20 years ago today. >>> president obama tries to get middle east peace back on track during a meeting this evening with israeli prime minister netanyahu. relations between the two countries have been strained since israel refused to a u.s. demand to stop building west bank settlements. >>> subways and buses are rolling again in philadelphia and its suburbs. a nearly week-long transit strike ended overnight. >>> and it is officially barack obama day in central alabama. perry county is marking one year since the election of barack obama as the nation's first black president. in addition to a parade there government offices are closed and county employees get a paid holiday. >>> for some of you your local news is next. >>> for everyone else, "america this morning" continues after this. - once, during a difficult time in my life, my mom gave me some advice. to love, to hope, to the world. those words changed my life and inspired my open hearts collection at kay jewelers. kay was the perfect choice to help me and eternal. you were right, mom. keep your heart open,
. hood, texas. >>> president obama called the house vote on health care reform courageous. the house passed the herb by the slimmest of margins on saturday, but even some house members who voted for the will say the vote against a final version inside amendments are made. and in the senate, contentious issues like the pin option and abortion look to derail the bill even before the debate begins. tara mergener is in washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning about. well, as you know, there was a lot of drama leading up to that very close house vote. next stop, the senate. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: house democrats have managed to squeeze new a health care reform bill, but that may have been the easy part. >> the house bill is dead on arrival in the senate. >> reporter: under the house plan, 36 million uninsured americans would get coverage. the bill would cost $1.2 trillion over ten years. but it will cut $400 billion from medicare costs. opponents argue the measure will cost job, raise insurance rates and lead to huge tax increases. the senate needs mor
. the story of one man's journey to educate others about the islamic faith. >>> president obama touched down in japan overnight. the significance of his first visit of commander in chief and what he hopes to accomplish. >>> good morning. i'm meteorologist susan shrack. things are damp for us. not like yesterday. we're seeing activity showing up on the radar from time to time. we'll continue to see that throughout the day today. temperature-wise, we are in the upper 40s and breezy with the winds kicking up. it will be another windy day for us. this is what it looks like fort weekend forecast. it looks a lot better, doesn't it? we'll finally see sunshine and up in the 60s. here's kim. >> thanks, susan. we're looking good around the beltway. no accidents or incidents to let you know about. i have a head's up for the truck drivers when bee come back. ♪ (announcer) maybe we could all use... a little more softness. with ultra downy, you're surrounded with softness. the kind you just can't get from detergent alone. ultra downy. feel more. now save a dollar at downy.com. ♪ ♪ some eggs right h
: rachel martin, abc news, washington. >>> president obama and israeli prime minister netanyahu discussed the mideast this morning at the white house. relations between the two countries have been strained since israel rejected a white house demand to stop building or expanding settlements into the west bank. the palestinians say israel has taken over land they intended for a future state. >>> 20 years ago this morning, east germany brought down the iron curtain that had divided east and west for nearly decades. >> hard to believe it's been two decades since that. but today, the people of the united germany will celebrate with candlelight memorials and concert featuring beethoven and bon jovi. >> reporter: the berlin wall, perhaps the most brutal symbol of the cold war, came down swiftly with this historic, earth-shattering announcement. >> east germans are free to cross all east german border checkpoints including those into west berlin. >> reporter: on november 9th, 1989, more than 10,000 east germans crossed the border into west berlin. the ironurtain had been lifted. >> it's unthinkab
seven years after they happened. >>> in ft. hood in texas today, president obama joined thousands for a memorial service to honor those killed in the shootings there last week. jay gray has our report. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: searching for grace and comfort they gather. thousands, some dressed in red, white and blue, most in army green, all struggling to deal with what happened here. >> it's a day for us to just honor the fallen, fellow soldiers. one big family. >> when something drastic like that happens, it affects everybody. >> reporter: president obama met with families of the fallen and some of the wounded before stepping to the podium for the first time in his young presidency as consoler in chief. >> here at ft. hood, we pay tribute to 13 men and women who are not able to escape the horror of war even in the comfort of home. their memory will be honored in the places they lived and by the people they touched. their life's work is our security and the freedom we all too often take for granted. >> reporter: as this grieving community searches for answers so do investig
tomorrow. >>> now to the war in afghanistan. president obama is huddling with his national security team today discussing options for the u.s. strategy. on this veterans day, we are learning startling statistics abt the number of wounded men and women in that war-torn country. >> at least 1,800 troops were wounded during the first ten months of this year. nearly 1,000 of those injuries came during the last three months. those injuries include amputations, burns and brain injuries due to increasingly potent bombs targeting american forces. military officials say president obama is considering adding thousands of troops in the coming weeks. more on that from steve handelsman who is live on capitol hill. >> reporter: thanks. good afternoon. even the new so-called middle ground plan will still send a lot more young americans to the ever-more deadly fight in afghanistan. that is clearly weighing on the commander in chief. in an unscheduled veterans day visit, president obama spent time among the graves at arlington national cemetery, specifically in a section set aside from the fallen from ir
national ceremony president obama and first lady michelle obama stopped at the section of the burial ground and met with mourners. the white house says president obama is close to reaching a decision. here is joel brown. >> reporter: on a rainy veterans day president obama and the first lady offered handshakes and condolences to families mourning lost loved ones at arlington national cemetery. the pair ran among the graves in an area known as section 60, the site reserved for troops killed in iraq and afghanistan. the commander in chief is reported to be nearing a decision about the new strategy for the war in afghanistan that could include sending up to 40,000 more troops into battle. the men and women in uniform already serving abroad were on the president's mind as he spoke to families gathered near the tomb of the unknowns. >> for our troops it is another day in harm's way. for their families it is another day to feel the absence of a loved one and the concern for their safety. >> reporter: the people that came to the vietnam veterans memorial to mark the holiday know those feelings wel
will also be there. >> president obama will be a part of the traditional military memorial here as thousands gathered to honor those killed and injured in the attacks last week. >> president obama leaves the white house for a trip like no other in his young presidency, traveling to texas on a mission of mercy and healing. family members of the fallen struggle to cope with their loss. >> she lost her brother in the attack. >> the only piece i do not have are about his last moments. i wonder -- was he scared? was he in pain? i know my brother. he was a scared of anything. he was not scared of going to war. with the soldiers around him at the end, thin-would be the way he wanted to go. >> more than two dozen were injured during the rampage. 13 were killed. as the healing process begins, the investigation continues. intelligence officials say the suspected gunman nidal hasan has traded more than two dozen e- mail's with al-awlaki. he is an al-qaeda supporter. investigators say the army was aware of the correspondence and that nidal hasan's e-mails were consistent with the research he was doing f
controvervida prisión. >>> algunos rivales políticos del presidente obama sin embargo, están en total desacuerdo con que se realizcen estos juicios, no solamente en nueva york sino en cualquier ciudad del país, porque dice que implica un tipo de riesgo para la ciudadanía. y tanto nueva york como otra ciudad está capacitada para llevar adelante este tipoe juicio, y que sobre todo el hecho queciero univisiont÷úíjrp tendrá que juzgarlos aquí. >>> cuál sería el proceso? y cuándo podría iniciar? >>> será un proceso largo, solamente para empezar tendrían que ser trasladados, y tendrían que presentarse cargos, en ese momento estaríamos hablando de 5 meses, y sin embargo los abogados también nos h@univisio posibilidad que los abogados van a pedir que sea otra ciudad donde sean juzgados, básicamente porque no piensan que puedan encontrar aquí miembros del jurado que le puedan dh@noticie proceso judicial que va a hacerle justicia. estamos hablando de un año mínimo. >>> el consejo legal de la casa blanca encargado del cierre de la prisión de guantánamo anunció su retiro, y todo pare
and why this happened. this grieving community will pause tuesday as thousands, including president obama, are expected to gather here for a memorial to honor the injured and fallen. jay gray, nbc news, ft. hood. >> officials still refuse to say tonight whether hasan is talking to investigators. >>> at least 91 people are dead, many more are missing. hurricane ida ravaged el salvador last night. heavy rains and 90 mile per hour winds caused massive flooding and mud slides. 7,000 people are in shelter. the death toll is expected to rise as rescue workers make their way into hard to reach areas devastated by the storm. >>> meanwhile people here in the united states are preparing for the possibility hurricane ida could hit the gulf coast. chuck's here with more on that. >> that's right. yes, indeed. a clear sky over washington right now. we are watching out for all eyes on ida down in the gulf coast. let's go ahead and check out our weather graphics computer. all eyes on ida, indeed. watches and warnings have already been posted. tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings posted along
with president obama at the white house last night. earlier in the day netanyahu called for immediate peace talks. the palestinians want israel to free settlements, a position the obama administration supports. the white house visit was unusually low-key. afterward netanyahu cancelled a press briefing scheduled for today. >>> south korean military officials say one of its ships fired on a north korean navy vessel after it crossed over a border. the north korean ship returned fire in the yellow sea. it was heavily damaged before turning back. north korea may have initiated the conflict to draw attention as president obama sets out for asia later this week. >>> iran has officially accused those three american hikers of espionage. the charges against shane bower, sarah shepard and josh fattal came 100 days after crossing the border illegally. secretary of state hillary clinton says there's no evidence to support the charges and she is demanding their release. >>> the man accused of killing an abortion doctor tells the associated press this morning he has no regrets. scott roder confessed in a phone
in colorado springs. >>> president obama tries to move the middle east peace process forward this evening at the white house. >> he meets with israeli prime minister netanyahu to soothe a strained relationship between the two countries. simon mcgreggor-wood is joining us from jerusalem with more on what's at stake. good morning, simon. >> reporter: there will be a meeting between president obama and the is rail lie prime minister netanyahu. the view here is the prime minister was made to sweat at this meeting. when he got on a plane to address this important jewish conference in washington he didn't know whether or not he was going to meet the president at the white house or not. late last night the white house announced there would be a meeting, a short one, late tonight well after the israeli tv bulletins are off the air. the message here is simply that the relations between the white house and this administration here in israel are strained to say the least. i think the white house people are saying, according to israeli sources, that the prime minister made the mistake of trying to in
bit. >>> we begin with countdown to president obama's new strategy for the war in afghanistan, a plan expected to call for an additional 34,000 u.s. troops. as the president prepares to address a skeptical american public, it's becoming cheer some members of his own party need convincing. >> i do not believe we should send more combat forces at this point. that's been my position. combat forces where we are the ones doing the fighting without an afghan partner. if we have afghan partners that are fully involved in the fight, partnering with us which is on the job training for them, critically important. i can be more supportive. >> our only reporter live at the white house this early. as we talk about the challenges the president faces, some are right there within his own party. >> reporter: absolutely, one of the main challenges the president faces. what the president thooz do on tuesday evening is show there's a clear commitment on the side of the afghan government here that there's a direct correlation between the increase in u.s. troops and also an increase in afghan security forc
this by the end of the year, something president obama is pushing for. live on capitol hill, sarah simmons, fox 5 news. back to you. >>> checking other local headlines being an unusual accident at dulles airport. a people mover and plane were moving side by side down a taxiway when the pilot reported the driver of the mobile lounge veered to the right striking the plane's wing. aircraft is out of service for repairs. none of the more than two dozen people on the mobile lounge were injured. >>> now to the district where neighbors gathered in an outpouring of support for a woman known asthma ma. while they held a sin ill, police searched for whoever killed her. somebody robbed her stare on georgia avenue. she handed over the money but the robbers still shot her multiple times. >>> justice will come from a man who terrorized the d.c. metro area if everything goes as planned. john muhammed is set for lethal injection. technically, this is an execution for the murder of dean meyers in manassas. >>> new this morning, a police chase in the district and shots were fired. coming up next, we'll tell you wh
. to a group called organizing for america. mr. obama wrote, "this is a night to celebrate, but not to rest." those who voted for reform deserve our thanks. the next phase of the fight has already begun. he then points to the process in the senate saying insurance companies and other special interests are already pushing to bury the bill as he put it. then he asked people to contribute $25 or whatever they can afford so we can finish this fight, as he said. now he did not mention that the problem in the senate is that there are several democrats along with all the republicans who have serious misgivings about several of the proposals on the senate side. especially a government healthcare plan, the so-called public option. the concerns of key democrats on that issue will have to be overcome. to get a bill passed out of the senate. shannon? > >> shannon: a long uphill battle. thank you for the update. the house passed the legislation by 220-215 vote and with support from a single republican. joining us more with the political implications, sam youngman from "the hill newspaper" and political
. >> they remember the 13 victims of the shooting rampage at fort hood. president obama told stories about each of the victims whose empty boots lined the wall. pictures of each of the fallen also on display. army psychiatrist is suspected of hoping fire on his comrades and remains in the hospital this morning. he has met with his lawyer. that son will answer to charges in military court because he is active duty and the incident happened on a military post. >>> there is now a difference of opinion at the pentagon about which officials had knowledge of that son's contact with a radical cleric. a. have a investigator wrote an assessment including the contact did not advocate violence and concluded that that was the case. a military official now denies prior knowledge that hasan had any knowledge with muslim extremists. >>> former president bill clinton was on capitol hill. what republicans are saying this morning about his push for health care reform. >>> mayor fenty apologizing for backing up traffic during his bike ride. now, a new current about his workout habits. details after the break. we'
: they want to review all material from an inquiry ordered by president obama. >> soldiers now continue to prepare for deployment in afghanistan in fort hood. >>> sandbags are the only preparation against flooding. neighborhoods come together to help. >> reporter: these folk have been bringing in sandbags and they won't quit. >> they living in hunting towns nestled along the shore of the chesapeake bay. >> this is the first time it's gotten where the houses have been -- >> we are sorry for the audio difficulties. we'll try to get that back later. many coastal communities are waiting for high tides before they can assess damage that has been done. >>> the storm has created trouble in virginia too. particularly in hampton roads in norfolk. governor kaine visited with families and many suffered millions of dollars in damage. some of whom lost their homes altogether. >> it's more than just a physical thing, it is an extension of who you are. so when you see the damage not just to appliances, but family pictures and heirlooms and papers and things you can't recover, it's sad to see it. >> go
. >>> president barack obama marked veterans day by laying a wreath on the tomb of the unknown. the president and first lady paid a surprise visit to sections of the cemetery where troops fallen from iraq and afghanistan were buried residents resident residents were there and shook his hand. >>> residents being affected by tropical storm ida. today's rain in our area is due in part to ida. outside right now, it's cool and wet. wjz has traffic together. meteorologist bernadette woods is tracking it with live doppler radar. >>> you can see outside. it's been a gray day for sure. this is what we have right now. the rain has moved in, as we all well know. but not for everyone. the interesting fact here. a front stalled out over the state. now, it's acting as a barrier. the rain keeps running northward into it and completely ending. north of that, it's dry. south of that, very wet. and this is the pattern that we're going to be in for the next couple of days. the winds have turned around to the northwest. they are gusty. and the only difference we're going to see is this meandering northward and s
but are not sure of the connection between him and her family. >>> new this morning, president obama is in japan and economic ties between the two countries are expected to be an important topic. so is the future of u.s. military bases. there's a local protests about a plan to relocate a key u.s. marine base. president obama's trip will also take him to singapore, china, and south korea. that darned ida is still a problem this morning. this time with heavy rain on the mid-atlantic, here's what some streets look like up and down the east coast after what remained of hurricane ida and tropical storm ida and depression ida. schools are closed and 70,000 people are without power, five deaths are blamed on the storms. here's what one reporter saw in virginia. >> hey, guys, i'm out here at bush and olney and you can see -- you can see where the water is well over my waist. >> oh, my goodness. why are you standing in that? bob is going to tell us what to expect in that area in just a minute. that was an incredible piece of tape. >>> the republican national committee will no longer offer employees an in
to draw attention as president obama sets out for asia later this week. >>> iran has officially accused those three american hikers of espionage. the charges against shane bower, sarah shepard and josh fattal came 100 days after crossing the border illegally. secretary of state hillary clinton says there's no evidence to support the charges and she is demanding their release. >>> the man accused of killing an abortion doctor tells the associated press this morning he has no regrets. scott roder confessed in a phone call and said he did it to protect unborn children. he's charged with shooting dr. george tiller at a wichita, kansas, church in may. tiller was among only a few doctors who performed late-term abortions. >>> a vote on legalizing same-sex marriage could come as early as today in the new york senate. gay rights advocates hosted rallies in manhattan and elsewhere throughout the state. the prospects for passage are very uncertain because there are not enough supporters in the state senate. >>> 1 million baby strollers are being recalled because of a hinge that can sever children
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